12.15.14 -- CLAAS Announces Change in Quebec Dealer Network
Quebec, Canada — December 15, 2014 — CLAAS of America is making immediate plans to fill the gap left by its long-time LEXION combine and JAGUAR forage harvester dealer in Quebec, Hewitt Equipment, Ltd.
Following an in-depth review of their strategic direction, Hewitt Equipment Ltd has decided, as of December 28, 2014, to serve the agricultural community with only its traditional Cat products.
“Quebec is an important province for CLAAS in Canada, and it is critical that our customers have best-in-class dealer support for their best-in-class equipment,” says Chris Gittens, Vice President, Dealer Development for CLAAS of America. To that end, CLAAS is working diligently to finalize plans and announce new dealer locations in the province.
In the interim, CLAAS has made plans to ensure their customers in the province will experience little or no disruption of service or support. CLAAS dealer L’Excellence Agricole de Coaticook (EXCELKO) will provide parts support for combines and forage harvesters. In addition, the entire CLAAS team will work to ensure superior customer support levels.
L’Excellence Agricole de Coaticook can be reached at:
301, rue Queen, Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), QC J1M 1K8
www.EXCELKO.com | (819) 849-0739
CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative combines, self-propelled forage harvesters, tractors, balers and hay tools to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit www.claasofamerica.com
12.16.14 -- CLAAS Annonce un Changement dans son réseau de Concessionnaires au Québec
Québec, Canada — 10 décembre 2014 — CLAAS of America prend des actions immédiates pour supporter sa clientèle de moissonneuses batteuses LEXION et de fourragères automotrices JAGUAR, laissée par un concessionnaire...
Après une révision stratégique, Hewitt Equipment Ltd, annonce leur décision, le 28 décembre 2014, de continuer de servir leur clientèle agricole avec leurs produits traditionnels CAT exclusivement.
“La province du Québec est importante pour l’entreprise CLAAS au Canada, et il est primordial que le service et le support offert par nos concessionnaires soient de qualité supérieure pour nos clients et leurs machineries," affirme Chris Gittens, Vice-Président, Développement des Concessionnaires de CLAAS of America. Pour ce faire, CLAAS travaille avec diligence pour finaliser la planification et l’annonce de futurs sites des nouveaux concessionnaires dans la province.
Par intérim, CLAAS met en place des mesures afin d’assurer que ses clients dans la province n’expérimentent pas d’inconvénient au niveau du support et du service. Le concessionnaire CLAAS L’Excellence Agricole de Coaticook (EXCELKO) vous servira au niveau des pièces pour moissonneuses batteuses et pour les fourragères CLAAS pendant cette période transitoire. En plus, l’équipe CLAAS entière travaille afin de vous assurer un service à la clientèle de qualité supérieure.
L’Excellence Agricoles de Coaticook peut être contactez au:
L’Excellence Agricole de Coaticook (EXCELKO)
301, rue Queen, Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), QC J1M 1K8
CLAAS d’Amérique Inc. offre une vaste variété de moissonneuses batteuses technologiquement innovatrices, récolteuses autopropulsées, tracteurs, presses à foin et outils fourrager pour promouvoir une croissance de performance optimum dans les champs. Ces produits sont conçus par notre personnel d’ingénieurs dévoués situés mondialement dans des usines de fabrication centrées sur la production et la conception des équipements de récolte. Conception, performance et fiabilité de ce produit ont fait de CLAAS un leader sur le marché international. Pour plus d’informations, visitez www.claasofamerica.com
With corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany, the company culture in this Midwestern plant has always strived for the highest quality. So, it was only a matter of time before the plant was formally recognized for its processes and consistency with its ISO 9001 certification.
“As a management team, we felt it was important to go through the ISO 9001 certification process. The steps we took to receive this recognition not only reaffirmed many of the processes we already had in place, it also caused us to optimize other aspects of production,” explained Maury Salz, President, CLAAS Omaha.
After many months of third-party reviews and verification, CLAAS Omaha was certified as ISO 9001 compliant on August 15, 2014.
Coming off of a record-setting production year and ISO certification, CLAAS employees took a brief break to celebrate their accomplishments. Then it was back to work.
The harvest-yellow and black LEXION combines assembled in the Omaha, Nebraska plant are truly unique to North America. “Our color scheme reflects our history as a manufacturer under the CAT brand and it also signals features and content found only in North America,” said John Schofield, North American Marketing Coordinator. “While many components are shipped in from our German manufacturing facility, we’re proud to say today just under half of the content comes from North American Suppliers.”
CLAAS of America’s mission has been to build the best combines in the world while creating more good jobs in North America. ISO 9001 certification is considered an important milestone in the company’s mission.
CLAAS has been assembling combines in Omaha for nearly 15 years. The LEXION combines marketed in the US and Canada feature a highly efficient threshing and separation system that delivers the greatest fuel efficiency and grain handling performance of any combine on the market.
CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative combines, forage harvesters, tractors, balers and hay tools to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader with more than a century of experience. For more information, visit www.claas.com.
The company’s new XERION tractor line was designed with sophisticated American farms, and the implements they require, in mind.
XERION tractors provide best-in-class productivity for tillage, speed for efficient transport, a light footprint when seeding and game-changing maneuverability that makes it suitable for nearly any task. The line has been upgraded from previous European versions to handle the demands of large-scale American farms.
“The XERION is not just "an off the shelf" product for us. We have worked hard to meet the specs of the North American market,” said Drew Fletcher, CLAAS of America Product Manager/Tractors. “Those changes include improved power transmission, duals rather than singles, a better ladder, enhanced hydraulics, and dozens more. It can help our farmers increase their acreage, better utilize their equipment investment, and complete more work in less time.”
There are three models of XERION to choose from. The XERION 5000 and 4500 both come equipped with powerful 12.8 liter Mercedes-Benz engines, while the 4000 is equipped with an efficient 10.6 liter Mercedes-Benz engine. All three models achieve maximum output (530 hp, 490 hp and 435 hp, respectively) at 1700 rpm, meaning that farmers can push hard and still get the fuel efficiency they need.
“They’re powerful machines,” Fletcher said, “but in today’s world, power isn’t enough. The new XERION line was designed to meet the performance, productivity and efficiency requirements of today’s North American farmer.”
CLAAS is known for its technology, and the XERION offers everything farmers have come to expect, including: • Efficient Agriculture Systems (EASY) for integrated equipment settings, steering systems, software solutions and more • CEBIS control terminals, for comprehensive machine monitoring • CMOTION handle, for ergonomic performance that's unmatched in the industry • TELEMATICS connection, for remote monitoring, operating documentation and data capture
Maneuverability and ease of operation are keys factors on today’s complex American farms, and the XERION line doesn’t skimp in those areas. With six steering modes, the tractor can fit into the tightest spaces, remain stable on uneven ground, and be gentle on the soil when needed. Three driving programs give operators complete control over speed, power and fuel efficiency. And the optional TRAC VC rotating cab means that operators can see what they’re doing, in whatever direction they’re headed.
The CLAAS line of XERION tractors will initially be available from a select number of North American dealers. To find a distributor near you or learn about available packages, contact Drew Fletcher at email@example.com
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CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative hay tool, baler, self-propelled forage harvester and combine harvester products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit www.claasofamerica.com